This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to information and resources for National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, provides information on winter weather preparedness, and promotes the upcoming Higher Ed behavioral threat assessment class in Decatur.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), "As many as 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness," and "many homeless youth are also victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, impulsivity, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked."
The NCTSN has a variety of resources on its National Homeless Youth Awareness Month page, including an external resources guide with resources for educators.
Winter Weather Preparedness

With temperatures dropping and snow having already fallen, it is time to remember and practice winter weather preparedness. Below are a few resources for schools, as well as general winter weather safety information.

There's Still Time to Register! Campus Threat Assessment and Management Class December 6-7 in Decatur

There's still time to register for the Campus Threat Assessment and Management class on December 6-7, 2022, in Decatur, IL. This two-day workshop for institutions of higher education and law enforcement stakeholders, which features Gene Deisinger, Ph.D, will help participants to better understand the dynamics of targeted violence and to develop and enhance strategies for early identification, assessment, and intervention with concerning situations. For more information and to register, click here.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program